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Trainers' Association

Happy Valley 'sand' under attack

Stinging criticism of the Happy Valley racing surface is expected at a meeting of the Trainers' Association to be held after trackwork at Sha Tin today.

Friday, 30 May, 1997, 12:00am

Three runners not enough to sustain the Vase

The Happy Valley Vase for two-year-old griffins, which attracted just three runners at the city track last night, will be reframed next season to replace the Kukri Trophy.

Next season's Vase will be open to two- and three-year-old private purchase griffins of any season.

The Kukri, open to three-year-olds, will disappear into racing history.

15 May 1997 - 12:00am

Trainers call for revamp

The Trainers' Association has proposed the abolition of the overlap system and a revamping of the Classic programme to include the first Hong Kong Guineas in a ground-breaking move to bring the public back to Sha Tin and Happy Valley.

6 May 1997 - 12:00am

Trainers want better surface

THE Trainers' Association has officially requested an improvement in the equitrack racing surface at Sha Tin in advance of three meetings to be held on the all-weather surface this month.

A letter was given to Clerk of the Course John Ridley yesterday in the wake of complaints by a number of trainers after the last meeting on the synthetic surface.

12 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Clash looms over mafoos deal

THE Jockey Club's racing management will implement the new working scheme for mafoos by October 1 although it could place them on a collision course with Sha Tin trainers.

7 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Expansion for trainers' group

THE powerbase of the Trainers' Association is expected to broaden considerably with a decision taken yesterday to ask riding boys and high-ranking stable staff to join the body.

Assistant trainers are currently eligible for membership and a push will be made to get them to become active members of the association.

30 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Apology may save Moore

LEADING racing figure John Moore apologised to the Trainers' Association yesterday after the organisation adopted a hard stance in relation to jockeys riding for the Australian.

The bitter dispute - which erupted when Moore became the only trainer not to show support for dismissed colleague Kenny Kam - should now be resolved today.

28 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Comments clarified

IN a report of the meeting of the Trainers' Association which appeared in the SCMP on Friday, March 24 under the heading 'Trainers united behind Kam' it was stated that champion trainer Ivan Allan had suggested they should push for the removal of a senior Jockey Club official.

28 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Club urged to rethink visiting jockey policy

INTERNATIONAL riding stars like Walter Swinburn and Damien Oliver should be made available on a first-choice basis to stables that do not have a retained jockey, the Trainers' Association decided yesterday.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am